The disconnection between the institutions of the EU and the people of Europe has often been attributed to the existence of a communication gap resulting from the failure of national medias and politicians to convey the importance of the EU. This book challenges that idea instead showing that the fault lies with the idea and institutions of the EU.
Francisco Seoane Perez holds a PhD in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds, an MA in Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago (USA, 2006, with a grant from the Fundacion Pedro Barrie de la Maza) and a BA in Journalism from the University of Santiago de Compostela (2001). His scholarly interests include the role of journalism in liberal democracies, the idea of a European public sphere, and the impact of the Internet on political participation. He is an associate editor for the International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The True Deficits of the European Public Sphere: Domesticisation and Politicisation 2. The Anti-popular Bias of Integration by Stealth 3. Governing the EU: Consensus Diplomacy and Associative Corporatism 4. The 'no demos' Conundrum 5. Explaining the Domesticisation Deficit 6. Explaining the Politicisation Deficit 7. Conclusions Methodological Appendix Notes Bibliography Index TBD